TNPSC Group 2A Syllabus 2017 Download Exam Pattern for Tamil/ English & GK as PDF

TNPSC Group 2A Syllabus 2017: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) has arranged Combined Civil Services Examination-II (for non-Interview posts) tentatively in the month of before July 2017. The exam conducting authority is responsible for filling different statewide public services posts under government. Now the purpose of this exam is to appoint competent human resources in various Group-II A services. Arts/ Science/ Commerce, etc. graduates who had done successful registration on time are declared as the eligible persons to take part in this test. But to score good percentage of marks in exam each contestant must have clear idea about the TNPSC Group 2A Syllabus 2017. In this article, we are providing those details with exam pattern/ scheme, minimum qualifying marks, etc.

TNPSC Group 2A Syllabus 2017 – Highlights
Authority Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)
Exam Name TNPSC Group-II A Exam (CCSE) 2017
Exam Category TNPSC Exam
Material Exam Syllabus
Exam Type Objective and OMR based
Exam Date 06-08-2017

TNPSC Group 2A Syllabus 2017

The TNPSC Group-II A exam is going to be organised for filling posts like Clerk, Assistant, etc on various divisions like Civil Supplies & Consumer Protection, Land Reforms, Prison, Transport, Fisheries, etc. at Chennai, Vellore, Madurai and so on places within state. In this competitive examination, lakhs of candidates used to participate every year and among that, most of them will be youngsters. For proving that he/ she is an eligible person to appear in test, Commission will issue admit cards to successfully registered candidates.

Appliers who are aware of current events, aptitude skills and having good language proficiency can definitely score 100% marks in this exam, as the TNPSC Group 2A Syllabus 2017 covers questions from those sections only. The benefit of qualifying in this examination is that, highly ranking candidates (interms of exam mark) will be directly deputed after certificate/ conduct verification and there is no interview will be conducted. Also the physique of appointees will be checked, as per recruitment standards.

  • Qualification: Degree
  • Age Limit: 18 to 30 years (No age bar for SC/ ST/ MBC/ BC/ DC candidates)
  • Selection Process: Written Examination only

Subjects of TNPSC Group 2A Syllabus: TNPSC Group 2A is a single paper exam, but it will comprise of questions from several topics as listed below. Test will be in choose the correct answer form i.e. among given four responses participants have to select the best answer and mark it in OMR sheets. No descriptive type questions will be included and as said before this is purely offline mode exam.

  • General Studies
  • Aptitude & Mental Ability
  • General Tamil/ English

TNPSC Group 2A Exam Pattern 2017

The questions asked for this TNPSC Group 2A exam 2017 will be of Degree standard only (except Aptitude & Mental Ability topics in which questions will be of SSLC standard). Two sets of question paper will be set based on language candidates have chosen. Total duration is 3 hours only and the maximum marks is 300. About 1.5 marks will be given for each correct answer and penalty of 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

  • TNPSC Group 2A exam is objective type and OMR based.
  • Time given will be 3 hours and the total marks for which test will be conducted is 300.
  • For each correct answer 1.5 marks will be given.
  • Marks will be deducted for wrong answer.
  • Minimum qualifying mark is 90.
Subjects No. of Questions Marks Time
General Studies 75 150 3 hours
Aptitude & Mental Ability 25
General Tamil/ English 100 150
Total 200 300 3 hours

Subject Wise Syllabus for TNPSC Group 2A Syllabus 2017:

The Combined Civil Service Examination-II will be conducted on centres in Nagapattinam, Pudukottai, Hosur, Tambaram, Thanjavur, etc. With proper admission certificate and ID proof appear for the examination on time. The main and subtopics that comes under TNPSC Group 2A Syllabus 2017 are given down.

Syllabus for General Studies

  • General Science
  • Current Events
  • History & Geography
  • Culture of India
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian National Movement

Aptitude & Mental Ability Test Syllabus

  • Conversion of information to data collection
  • Compilation & presentation of data tables/ graphs/ diagrams
  • Analytical interpretation of data
  • Simplification
  • Percentage
  • HCF & LCM
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Time & Work
  • Area & Volume
  • Puzzles
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Decision making & Problem Solving, etc.

General Tamil (Optional) – பொதுத்தமிழ்

பகுதி-அ இலக்கணம்

  • பொருத்துதல்
  • இலக்கண குறிப்பு
  • வாக்கிய அமைப்பு
  • பிழை திருத்தம்

பகுதி-ஆ இலக்கியம்

  • திருக்குறள்
  • அறநூல்கள்
  • சங்க இலக்கியம்
  • பக்தி இலக்கியம்
  • நவீன இலக்கியம்

பகுதி-இ தமிழ் அறிஞர்களும் தொண்டும்

  • தமிழ் புலவர்கள் மற்றும் நூல்கள்
  • நாடகக்கலை
  • உரைநடை
  • தமிழ் மொழி மற்றும் தமிழர் வரலாறு
  • தமிழில் அறிவியல் நூல்கள்

General English Syllabus (Optional)

  1. Grammer
  • Selecting correct sentence
  • Tense
  • Voice
  • Article
  • Gerund, Infinitive
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Comprehension
  • Error detecting
  • Blending, Compound words, etc.
  1. Literature
  • Figures of Speech
  • Questions from Poetry
  • Lines from Poems
  • Biography of great leaders
  • British & American English, etc.
  1. Authors and their Literary Works
  • Matching Poems/ Story with Poets/ Authors
  • Nationality of story/ Poet
  • Finding Auto-biography
  • Time period which poet belongs
  • Characters, Quotes, Important Lines of works of Indian authors
  • Matching places/ poets, folk arts with country/ state, etc.
Reference Link
Download Group 2A syllabus Click here

TNPSC Group 2A CCSE Exam 2017

The TNPSC Group 2A is a combined civil service examination for non-interview posts. The designations coming under this selection are Personal Clerk, Assistant, Planning Junior Assistant, Lower Division Clerk and Junior Co-operative Auditor. These posts are found open under Tamil Nadu Secretariat/ Ministerial/ Legislative Assembly Secretariat/ Co-operative Service departments. Indicated number of carried forward and other vacancies is 1863, but it will change at the time of appointing candidates. Already employed candidates who are failing to submit proper No Objection certificate will not be considered for selection.

  • Designations: Personal Clerk, Assistant, Planning Junior Assistant, Lower Division Clerk
  • No.of Vacancies: 1953
  • Date of Notification: 27-04-2017
  • Date of Exam: 06-08-2017

Note: The scheme of CCSE-II (non-interview posts) examination/ TNPSC Group 2A syllabus 2017 is described on above section. To know more information, go through the official notice or refer the website

Updated: 2017-09-07 — 12:33 pm


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    1. Yes of-course.. for each correct answer you will get 1.5 marks and each wrong answer you will get 1 mark minus. So be sure to attend maximum correct answers..

      Good luck..

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  20. Sir is there any negative marks in the exam??????

    1. Hi,
      No Negative Marks

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